Title: The Boxcar Children
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
What a fun book this is to read! I read this one out-loud to my 6 year old son. It is a great read-aloud story. Not only did he really enjoy the story and the exciting happy ending but I really enjoyed it as well. My favorite part was reading about all the ways they "made do" with what they had and set up such a nice house for themselves.
We both looked forward to this story each night. I think boys and girls would like this one from the time they are old enough for a chapter book until age 10.